Well-known illustrator Takashi Okazaki creates MLB The Present 22’s Collector’s Version cowl artwork that includes Shohei Ohtani – PlayStation.Weblog


Shohei Ohtani was our unanimous option to be on the duvet of MLB The Present 22, however we wished to do one thing particular for the Collector’s Version(s). You may not know this, however Shohei is a giant fan of manga and anime; he has been since his years attending Hanamaki Higashi Excessive Faculty in Japan. His ardour for baseball has all the time been excessive however his love for a particular manga collection made him love baseball extra.

Shohei Ohtani put collectively what may very well be thought-about one of many best single seasons in MLB historical past. One may say it was superhero like, we certain did. With that in thoughts and understanding Shohei’s love for manga and anime the choice was clear. A traditional Collector’s Version cowl wouldn’t suffice— we wanted to take it to the subsequent stage.

We heard by means of the grapevine that famed manga artist, director, and author Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai, Batman Ninja) was an enormous fan of Shohei Ohtani. All of us thought how cool wouldn’t it be if Takashi drew an anime model of Shohei for the Collector’s Version cowl of MLB The Present 22? Shohei is a as soon as in a era athlete with superhero like talents on the sector. What higher option to convey that to life than to have worlds collide on a very distinctive cowl? We’re thrilled to share the outcomes of this collaboration.

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Cowl Artwork not consultant of in-game artwork.

Now you’re questioning, “What’s within the Editions?”  First, we’re very excited to announce that Early Entry is again for anybody that purchases both the MVP Version or Digital Deluxe Version of MLB The Present 22. Early Entry in MLB The Present 22 begins April 1, to offer you a 4 day head begin.

Pre-order now at PlayStation Retailer and be prepared for motion by receiving a Gold Alternative Pack to be used in MLB The Present 22 only for pre-ordering (Costs in graphic beneath in USD).

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Be aware: The MVP Editions of MLB The Present 22 on PlayStation consoles embody each a PS4 (disc) and a PS5 (voucher obtain code) entitlements*. If you buy MLB The Present 22 bodily Commonplace Version, you’ll solely have entry to that model of the sport and won’t be able to improve later. Nevertheless, if you are going to buy the digital model of the Commonplace Version (PlayStation or Xbox) you possibly can improve for $10 USD.

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MVP Version (Retail or PlayStation Direct)

The MVP Version is $84.99 USD / $109.99 CAD (MSRP).

This limited-edition Metal E-book (bodily model solely) is offered for Pre-order now at retail or by means of PlayStation.

(Sadly, we’re unable to supply a $99.99 bodily Collector’s Version this 12 months. Whereas we perceive that is disappointing, we’re happy to supply this anime version of Ohtani-san drawn by Takashi Okazaki that honors the affect it’s had on his phenomenal profession.)

The MVP Version on PlayStation contains:

  • The Sport
  • Entry to each PS4 and PS5*,
  • Restricted Version Metal E-book
  • [4] Days Early Entry
  • Double Day by day Login Rewards (For the life cycle of MLB The Present 22)
  • Further Gadgets:
    •  [1] Diamond Alternative Pack
    •  [2] Gold Alternative Packs
    •  [1] Ballplayer Pack
    •  [10] The Present Packs
    •  [10,000] Stubs for MLB The Present 22
    • Shohei Ohtani Bat Pores and skin

Digital Deluxe Version (PS Retailer)

For our greatest digital followers, you recognize who you might be… the Digital Deluxe returns to the PlayStation Retailer. The Digital Deluxe Version is $99.99 USD/$129.99 CAD.  For these of you that want packs on packs on packs… on packs, that is the version for you.

Digital Deluxe Version contains:

  •  [4] Days Early Entry
  •  Entry to each PS4 and PS5
  • Double Day by day Login Rewards (For the life cycle of MLB The Present 22)
  • Further Gadgets:
    • [1] Diamond Alternative Packs
    • [1] Cowl Athlete Diamond Alternative Pack
    • [5] Gold Alternative Packs
    • [1] Ballplayer Pack
    • [20] The Present Packs
    • [25,000] Stubs for MLB The Present 22
    • Shohei Ohtani Bat Pores and skin

Continued partnership with the Jackie Robinson Basis (JRF) by means of SIE PlayStation Profession Pathway Program 

Sony Interactive Leisure, the Jackie Robinson Basis and San Diego Studio are comfortable to announce for the second 12 months in a row, each MLB The Present 22 Collector’s Version bought within the US (MVP Version and Digital Deluxe Version’s solely) PlayStation will donate $1 to the Jackie Robinson Basis. (By way of December 31, 2022)  

The Jackie Robinson Basis has been narrowing the achievement hole in increased training for 49 years. The JRF’s holistic strategy measurably impacts the lives of younger folks destined to grow to be impactful leaders. You may be taught extra concerning the Jackie Robinson Basis right here.

We couldn’t be extra excited for MLB The Present 22 popping out on PlayStation, Nintendo Change, and Xbox consoles! Sit up for a brand new class of Legends, new methods to play, together with with your pals! Examine TheShow.com and comply with our Twitter, Fb and Instagram accounts for the most recent updates about MLB The Present 22.

For extra detailed info on MLB The Present 22 together with an vital replace on 12 months to 12 months saves and extra please learn our announce FAQ right here.

*Contains PS4 Disc & PS5 Voucher (PS5 console with disc drive required).

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